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PTSO supports SunRidge through special events for our staff such as Welcome Back Breakfast & Teacher Appreciation Week, providing Grants for Special Programs created by our teachers for our students, and the Guardian Angel program for those in our school community that may need additional aid.

Please consider joining the PTSO. Click HERE to join via SchoolPay. Forms are available at the front office.
 
Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link.



The PTSO has a new Facebook page.  Please click HERE and follow us on Facebook to stay updated.  


Our next PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6thThe PTSO meeting will start at 5:30pm immediately after the SAC meeting in the SRMS Media Center. This meeting will take place in person and virtually.  Parents, teachers, staff, and students are invited to this meeting to learn about the PTSO and how you can become involved. Please email president@srmsptso.org for the link to the virtual meeting.




A Message from Principal McHale

Eagle Families,

Thank you to our students and families for another great week of learning.  Thank you to our Guidance team and the families that joined us for our first Eagles University Thursday evening.  A self-paced version of the presentation can be found in your students Student Body Course in Canvas under Guidance.  We had three top readers in the OCPS Summer Reading Challenge.  Congrats to Camryn H., Aryanna S., and Theodore K. (now at WOHS).


Progress reports are currently in Skyward.  Parents access Skyward through their Launch Parent account.  You can find a video from Mrs. Nelms on how to access-   https://sunridgems.ocps.net/parents/digital_learning


Several of our clubs have started meeting virtually.  Please visit the Student Clubs page in the SunRidge MS Student Body Canvas course for information on how to join our clubs.


Next week SRMS is participating in the Start with Hello initiative.  Start with Hello brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools. The SRMS Guidance Team hopes to empower our students to create a culture of connectedness and inclusion. Start with Hello Flyer 2020.pdf 

9/21- Wear a shirt with a positive message.

9/22- Wall of Kindness.  Say something positive on our Nearpod wall.

9/23- Eagle spirit day.

9/24- Say hello to someone new lunch or join The Ridge for virtual lunch.

9/25- Team up for tolerance by wearing your favorite fan gear.


Our PTSO Fundraiser kickoff is Friday 9/25!  See attached flyer.  This will be an online donation fundraiser to earn money toward equipment needed to set up our STEAM/Innovation lab in the media center.  More information will be coming in this week’s PTSO eBlast. SRMS.PTSO.Fundraiser.pdf 


Per the USDA waiver, ALL OCPS students, have access to free breakfast and lunch at this time.  Face 2 Face students will pick up breakfast and lunch at school.  For LaunchEd families there is a pick-up window from 4:30-6:00pm on Mondays in our bus loop.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the week.  Be sure to fill out the Free and Reduced lunch application to continue receiving free meals once the waiver expires which is currently set for December 17th.

Sincerely,

Amy McHale, SRMS Principal















OCPS is offering upcoming Parent Forums for more information on LaunchEd@Home.  The focus of the forums will be to have parents experience a day in the life of a LaunchED@Home student and learn more about the digital tools they have access to use.  Links to the forums can be found at www.digital.ocps.net


Per the USDA waiver, ALL OCPS students, have access to free breakfast and lunch at this time.  Face 2 Face students will pick up breakfast and lunch at school.  For LaunchEd families there is a pick-up window from 4:30-6:00pm in our bus loop.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the week on Monday afternoons.  Be sure to fill out the Free and Reduced lunch application to continue receiving free meals once the waiver expires which is currently set for December 17th.  CLICK HERE for the forms 

 



Parent Technology Media Information Consent Forms were due August 21st. Thank you to all those families that have already submitted these forms.  If you have not completed the forms, you can submit them digitally. To access the forms please visit our school website: https://tinyurl.com/SRMStechconsent



Attention ALL 7th grade families:  Please be sure your updated immunization records have been submitted for this school year.  You can email them to robin.vinson@ocps.net or bring them to the front office if they have not already been submitted.


OCPS has a wealth of information on their website to help your family navigate the upcoming school year.  Please visit their website for extensive question and answer documents-www.ocps.net.  You may also see helpful links to document son the OCPS webpage below.

Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the PTSO eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.  You can also follow us on social media for up to date information. 


Helpful Links-

Overview of instructional models- https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=1455756

LaunchEd-https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=88567

COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures Manuel-  www.ocps.net 

Skyward Information- https://www.ocps.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1158765


                                                
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES?

There are several places to find the Student Troubleshooting Technology Guide.  It can be found on the SunRidge Middle School Home page sunridgems.ocps.net and on the Parent tab under Digital Technology.  

If you need laptop repair please make an appointment using the link on our website https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa8aa2da0fa7-device 


Face coverings are required while in a school district campus/facility and in common areas. 
OCPS requires all staff, students, visitors, and vendors to wear face coverings that cover both your mouth and nose at all times.   
  • Any mask with an exhalation valve (respirator) is not permitted.
  • Neck gaiters and neck buffs will no longer be permitted to be worn as a face covering.


VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS

State Law(381.0056, Florida Statues) requires that school districts in Florida provide health screenings for sixth grade students.  These include Vision and Hearing screenings for the 2020-2021 school year. A letter/permission form will be sent out regarding the Hearing screening at a later date. The Vision screening does not require parent permission. Screening will only be offered for students that are currently on the Face to Face instructional model for the 2020-2021 school year.
Students will be screened on the following dates:
Vision screening will take place on  September 18, 2020 by Florida Vision Quest.
Hearing screening will take place on  October 28, 2020 by the OCPS  Audiology department.





There are many volunteer opportunities here at SRMS! If you are looking to get involved please email  volunteers@srmsptso.org to hear about the many different teacher, school and PTSO activities available. We appreciate all of our volunteers as they help to make our school a success!



All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.




                                                          
  
All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.


Thank you to all of our volunteers!!



The first SAC (School Advisory Council) meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 4:30pm in the SRMS Media Center.  New members are invited to join the SAC...teachers, staff, parents, and community members. All parents are always welcome to SAC Meetings, but will need to be voted on to be a voting member of the School Advisory Council.  This is a fabulous way to stay abreast of what is going on at SunRidge Middle School and to have a voice in continuing the success.  
SAC meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. 






SunRidge Middle School

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities


Want to know more about how your student can get involved at SunRidge?  Please check our listing of clubs on our website- www.sunridgems.ocps.net.  



There are so many ways for students to get involved at SunRidge Middle School.  Here is a list other Clubs available!

 

Extracurricular
Activity

 

Sponsor(s)

 

Meeting Dates

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

 

Robin Nelms


 

1st Wednesday, monthly @ 8:30 in Cafe


 

*Future Farmers of America (FFA)

 

Katrina Alford

 

3rd Thursday, monthly @4pm in Room 516

(must have Agriscience as a class & paid dues)
 

Maker’s Club
 

Judy Moody
 

Wednesdays @ 8:30 in Media Center
 

Book Club
 

Judy Moody
 

Fridays @ 8:45 in Media Center
 

Writing Club

 

John Yourick

Corey Lorini
 

Thursdays @ 8:45 in Room 519

 

*Chess Club
 

John Yourick
 

Thursdays @4:15 in Media Center
 

Art Club
 

Brian Keith Myers
 

Thursdays @8:15 Room 504 (art fee)
 

Mathletes
 

Amy Sawyer
 

2nd Wednesday, monthly @8:45 in room 569
 

*Science Olympiad


 

Susan Colwell

Andrew Frohmberg

Deepra Dabiesingh
 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6pm in the cafeteria


 

Eagle Ambassadors
 

Lisa Warren
 

Thursdays @4:15 in Portable 19
 

Spanish Club
 

Nancy Roman
 

1st Tuesday, monthly @8:30
 

Yearbook
Photography
 

Robin Nelms

Jaime Jackson
 

Every other Friday morning at 9am, cafe (subject to change)
 

Fellowship of
Christian Athletes
 

Tony Williams

 

Every other Friday (group), Leaders meet every Friday in PE classroom @8:30



Interested in learning what After School Zone is all about? Watch our Middle School Director explain...

Boys & Girls Club After School Zone Virtual Programming Television Interview (BGCCF Marketing Youtube Video Link)

 https://youtu.be/wAw3xvzo2lg

Come and join the fun!

You will register for Boys & Girls Club by following this link- http://www.bgcafterschoolzone.org/registration/

Click HERE for the upcoming week's schedule.




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OCPS 30-30 Rule

With the frequency of afternoon storms this time of year please familiarize yourself with OCPS's 30-30 Rule below.





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Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.
 
Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening.  By joining the SRMS PTSO on Remind, you’re choosing to receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email.  Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else. 

Text To: 81010
Message : @srmsptso




OCPS 2020-2021 School Calendar 

CLICK HERE

 
We're off to a great start for the new school year, but it could be even better with YOUR help!! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!

We Love our SRMS Faculty and Staff and we need you to make our PTSO even better! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!


  If you have any questions, please email 

spriritwear@srmsptso.org.



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